125 Years Ago
October 8, 1893
The question of buying a piece of land and building a children’s home on it will be voted on at the November election. The law requires the commissioners to submit this question to the voters of the county and pending the building of the home they are required to find a home for destitute children in homes in adjoining counties. Dr. Silver, who has given this matter considerable attention, estimates there are 50 children in this county who are so destitute of parental or other care that they ought to be in children’s home.
100 Years Ago
October 8, 1918
The board of health this afternoon, after a long session last night and another this afternoon, adopted a resolution ordering the closing of all schools, saloons, theatres, picture shows, lodges, pool rooms, and all public and private gatherings until further notice. The order becomes effective at midnight tomorrow night.
General Rivers reported to Gov. Cox today that the number of deaths at Camp Sherman during the past 24 hours from influenza-pneumonia was 104. During the same period preceding there had been 119 deaths. The governor and state health officials in public statements urged vigilance and not hysteria, in coping with the epidemic.
75 Years Ago
October 8, 1943
The Shelby County Bar Association at a dinner at the Wagner House last evening paid honor to J.E. Russell on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his admission to practice law in Ohio. As a toastmaster, Royan G. Hess cited Russell’s service to the community in addition to serving as state senator, representative to congress, city solicitor, member of the school board for number of years.
With construction of the Shelby county honor roll approaching the point when the painting of names will begin, W.A. Trimpe, defense coordinator, today requested a final check of names, especially those men who left with Co.I more than two years ago.
50 Years Ago
October 8, 1968
City officials moved closer Monday night to starting a temporary landfill operation that could eventually spell the end of the municipal incinerator and dump. Council last night authorized City Manager Leo Nelson to enter into an agreement with the Sidney Sand & Gravel Co. for the use of a former gravel pit at the firm’s State Route 47 location as a temporary landfill.
Miss. Deborah Barker became worthy advisor of the Sidney Assembly Order of the Rainbow for Girls during an impressive and ritualistic ceremony performed Saturday evening Oct. 5. The parents of Miss Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Don Barker, were introduced and were presented with flowers. Mr. Barker, in turn, presented his daughter with a gavel.
25 Years Ago
October 8, 1993
Sidney Deputy Fire Chief Robert Guillozet voiced concerns earlier this year about the MTV cartoon “Beavis and Butt-Head” after two Sidney children who started a fire said they got the idea from watching the program. He said his complaint fell on deaf ears. Now, a Moraine, Ohio, woman says her 5-year old son who set his home ablaze, killing his sister, began playing with fire after watching the cartoon. “Beavis and Butt-Head” features two teenagers who comment on rock videos and have fun by burning and destroying things. Appeals by Guillozet to MTV produced no favorable results.
These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (937-498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org